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 (kär-bŏk′sə-lās′, -lāz′)
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the addition of a carboxyl group.


(Biochemistry) any enzyme that catalyses the release of carbon dioxide from certain acids


(kɑrˈbɒk səˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz)

any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the release of carbon dioxide from the carboxyl group of certain organic acids.
[< German (1911)]
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MD1003 has a mode of action which potentially influences two targets related to progressive MS: (1) it activates acetyl-CoA carboxylases (ACC1 and ACC2), the rate-limiting enzymes in the synthesis of fatty acids required for myelin synthesis, and (2) it activates the Krebs cycle in demyelinated axons to increase energy production.
Differencial activation of recombinant human acetyl-CoA carboxylases 1 and 2 by citrate.
In humans, biotin is a coenzyme for 4 important carboxylases in fatty acid synthesis, branched-chain amino acid catabolism, and gluconeogenesis (4, 5).
It is an important cofactor to several enzymes, including acetyl CoA carboxylase and other carboxylases.